Recent release garners online attention.
By Rebecca Rudolph-Witt, editor
For each issue, Surgical Products relies on its readers
to share what innovations and technology they’re
interested in. These last couple months have been full of
developments and exploration in the surgical industry, and
readers were curious to know more about one product in
particular – the GORE® SYNECOR Biomaterial. To learn
more about the system, Surgical Products connected with
Lauren Dervish, a marketing communications expert at
W L Gore & Associates Inc.
How does combining absorbable
and permeant components into
one biomaterial impact
hernia repair outcomes?
Dervish: GORE® SYNECOR Biomaterial is a unique
combination of a dense, monofilament PTFE knit and a
bioabsorbable copolymer scaffold comprised of polyglycolic
acid (PGA) and trimethylene carbonate (TMC) on the
parietal surface, and a PGA / TMC nonporous film on
the visceral surface. GORE® SYNECOR Biomaterial
combines long-term strength with rapid tissue ingrowth
and vascularization providing a single-stage durable repair
in complex cases.
How was the concept behind this
Dervish: GORE® SYNECOR Biomaterial is intended for
soft tissue reinforcement – some common applications
• Laparoscopic ventral hernia repair
• Open ventral hernia repair
• High risk ventral hernia repair